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Billy Joe "Bill" Watson
December 7, 1937 ~ October 8, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Billy Joe “Bill” Watson, age 85, of Hodgenville, formerly of Georgia, passed away, Sunday, October 8, 2023, at Kensington Center in Elizabethtown.
He was a pastor, evangelist and missionary for over 60 years. Bill was also an Army Veteran, a lover of good books, pocket knives, but most importantly a man of prayer and the Bible.
Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, Myrna Chapin Watson; six sisters, Frances Watson Murphy, Etta Mae Watson Taylor, Minnie Hazel Watson, Zollie James Watson, Betty Jean Watson Cason and Molly Fay Watson Arndt Beyer; a step-daughter, Melva Deanne Walls and a step-great-granddaughter, Ella Deanne Dalton.
He is survived by his wife, Melva Clemons Watson of Hodgenville; two sons, Barry (Alesia) Watson of Georgia and David (Diana) Watson of Alabama; a granddaughter, Kristen (Jeremy) Jenkins; two grandsons, Brandon and Landon Watson; a great-granddaughter, Eden Sharee Jenkins; a sister Elaine Watson Taylor of Georgia; a brother, James David Watson of Georgia; a step-daughter, Gail (Doug) Webb of Hodgenville; a step-son, Dale (Connie) Taylor of Elizabethtown;12 step-grandchildren; 29 step-great-grandchildren and three step-great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, at Hodgenville Pentecostal Church with Bro. David Webb and Bro. Don Woollett officiating.
Visitation will be 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hodgenville Pentecostal Church.
Another funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, October 14, at the Cobb Funeral Chapel in Moultire Georgia. Burial will follow in the Cobb-Suncrest Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 pm. Friday at the Cobb Funeral Chapel.
In Lieu of flowers please make donations to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 25 Hodgenville KY, 42748